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>> regular meeting of the board of education for the unified school district for october 9, is now called to order. >> roll call >> miss fewer? >> here. >> miss mendoza, here.
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>> miss wins? >> here. >> miss ly. >> here. >> thank you. >> you may join me in the pledge of allegiance. lye,.
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>> miss fewer? >> yes. >> dr. merasi? >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> six ayes. >> thank you. >> presentation to the board of education superintendents report tonight, your thoughts for the evening. >> thank you president yee and good evening, everyone. i hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend this weekend in san francisco. it is definitely filled with exciting activities. we are so fortunate to live in a city where we have a robust offering of cultural activities. i also want to add my voice to
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the course of those across the city that are saying, go giants >> this past friday, our middle school students over 3,000 of our middle school students, were treated to an exclusive concert, at the harley strictty blue grass festival at the golden gate park. thanks to the late warren hellman, a true men of san francisco, this has become an annual tradition for the sixth graders and the school staff throughout san francisco. we have the opportunity to enjoy a morning concert with some of the festival's greatest artists in an open air arena where everyone has fresh air. our students had a great time. i can report to the board and to the public that there was lots of singing and dancing, that took place. and i also want to thank the organizers of the harley strictly blue grass festival and our amazing team of district employees, lead and
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supported by mary richards in our human resources department for another exciting festival. well run. if you can imagine transporting 3,000 students in a 30-minute time frame and picking them up and taking them to school and every sing of one of them making it back, you can understand the logistics involved. so thank you very much. >> would i like to mention that this friday i had the honor and opportunity to attend the 44th anniversary of the mission language and vocational school award dinner and i want to on behalf of the school district appreciate the great work of this organization and the way that it has done for 44 years to serve the language and the job needs of our community. i think that a good time was had by all and many of us were there and it was a true honor to be there among so many san francisco ans who have dedicated so many years to serving the community. on saturday it was my opportunity as well to attend
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the teachers for social justice conference that was held at mission high school. i can report that the conference had over 300 participants including many across the country and i think that some from new york reported being here just for that conference. it was exciting to see of the many things that happened, the learning that happened across many schools and many of our own educators that were presenting to other educate ors during that time period. so congratulations to the organizers of the conference this past saturday. as you know, our school and school side councils are busy analyzing the cst scores and other measure to refine the balance score cards for this coming year. at the central office level we have been analyzing the data to determine how to strengthen the support that we provide to schools we encourage parents to are involved in the score card process and encourage to you
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have your voice heard that is the blueprint for your schools actions so your voice is critically important. i want the public to know that we will be releasing key documents tomorrow to our board of education members and the public via our website that will outline the organization and support structure as we move forward. and as you know one of the questions that we have been asked is how are we going to continue to support schools moving forward? and so, be on the look out for that information. and as a final teaser, last but not least, we look forward to sharing some very good news in the next couple of days certaining our students and schools performance once the embargoed api data, academic performance data has been lifted that will be lifted on thursday. and i am optimistic that you will be as pleased with the news as i am. and i can just say that everyone should be smiling from
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ear to ear and very grateful that we live in san francisco. so, just a little teaser for you and, more information to come on thursday. with that i want to wish everyone a wonderful evening this evening. >> thank you superintendent carranza >> item c, recognitions and resolutions of come men daysing, today we have the come men daysing of the latin american teachers association, on the occasion of hispanic heritage month offered by commissioner emily murase and nor ma yee. >> is there a motion? >> so moved. >> reading the resolution, by the author, commissioner murase? >> yes, i will just be relevant passages. in comment daysing.
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whereas it has been celebrated national by since 1988 september 15th to mark the independence day on september 15th as well as mexico, september 16th and chile september 18th and concludes on october 15th after indigenous people's day and the san francisco unified school district includes over 3500 students in the schools, the grades prek to 12. many of who contribute not only the cultural traditions but the spanish language to enrich the lives of all students and significant number of school district employees from classroom teachers to para professionals to facility and staff and principal and administrators including mr. carranza share this heritage, where in particular, the latin american teacher association has since 1970 established as the mission to promote bi
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lingual and to advocate for achievement through family conferences honorable celebration and college fares, whereas the annual scholarship dinner, it has provided thousands of dollars to scholarships to deserving inner city, particularly those who cannot enroll in college without financial help. therefore be it resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district come mends the school district on the 2012, heritage month for dedicated effort to celebrate and to empower latino educators and family to be sure that the school district is responsive to the community. and i also want to acknowledge secretary, ester casco. [ applause ] >> so there is no public speakers for the sign up for
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this. any comments from the board? >> commissioner mendoza? >> i do want to comment and i want to thank both of you for bringing this forward and it is an important acknowledgment in our community in i want to acknowledge that our mayor as well as speaker pelosi is celebrating over at city hall as we speak and we will be excusing our very own superintendent because he will be receiving the education award on behalf of honoring the month this evening.
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congratulations. >> miss, lee, yes. >> miss fewer. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> miss mendoza. >> yes, and the giants won, 1 to 1. >> thank you. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> miss wynns? >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> aye. >> is there a representative from lata here in >> yes.
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>> hello. hi, there, my name is loreta
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tores and i am the president of lata and one thing that i want to say is thank you so much. for this recognition, it is a... what happened to my team here? there is our vice president, morales and she is the past president and then next to her is mahi who is our secretary and our steadfast, you know, part of the cheer leaders and this is our grassroots. it is a small organization, but our membership is of 200 teachers and that middle money that we collect every month we have been doing it since 1970, it just proves that when we spend about 7 to 10 high school latinos, mostly undocumented, with a little money in their pocket to make it to college. thank you, very, very, much. [ applause ]
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>> thank you. >> all right. that was great. >> item d, student delegate's report? >> we didn't have a meeting since the last board meeting so we don't have much to update. however, our committees have begun to meet, so we look forward to hearing the report out at our meeting tomorrow. and we are super excited to have superintendent carranza, but he is not here. visit our meeting on october 22nd. we are also concerned about the athrough g requirements and the number of african american latinos and samoan students who are not on track to graduate in 2014 and we would like to do whatever they can to be part of this movement and moving forward.
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we, although, fac has a meeting tomorrow, we are co-sponsoring the board of education form tomorrow, october 10th at college track. for 301 third street from 5 to 8 p.m. >> thank you. student delegate. ly. >> item e, parent advisory council report? pac representatives? >> good evening. all. >> my name is roy fostan and i have two kids in the public school system and one is nine at sheraton elementary and the other one is 13 at herbert hoover, and i want to say jr. high, but it is herbert hoover middle school.
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actually i went there. any way, we know that you are moving forward with this process with the ag school graduation requirements and we have heard parents and students talking about this and the pac just wants to echo the urgency to address this problem. and we want to know how we can be involved in this. >> i just want to add, the staff and the parent advisory council here for georgia brat who has two sick children at home. and as everyone else said we are the pac is very concerned about the students who are not on track to graduate. we know that you are meeting and working on this and have a plan, we are also going to meet with district staff soon, to ask the many questions that we have to figure out wh

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